Busy clearing storm-blown trees

The rangers this week have been busy clearing fallen trees blown over in the storm. Andrew & I were out yesterday on the Blackwater Valley Path south of North Camp Station, making a hung up tree safe (photos). Also Steven has been drafted in to help out the Basingstoke Canal Rangers clear their patch. Please bear with us while we trundle round this week clearing all our sites. Thanks to everyone who has reported trees down, it makes a real difference speeding up our response time. If anyone knows of any others we’d be grateful if you could please give us a call in the office (01252 331353) with a clear location and rough idea of diameter of tree, so we can work out where best to send our chainsaw gang.

Ranger Stuart


About blackwatervalleycountryside

The Blackwater Valley is located on the borders of Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire and runs for approximately 30km from the source near Aldershot, northwards to Swallowfield. At its confluence it joins the rivers Whitewater and Loddon. The Loddon eventually flows into the River Thames near Reading. Work in the Blackwater Valley is co-ordinated by the Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership on behalf of the local authorities that border the Valley. Despite being surrounded by urban development the Valley provides an important green corridor for local residents As well as the Blackwater Valley Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a small part of the Basingstoke Canal SSSI, three nature reserves within the Valley catchment and many other areas have been recognised for their ecological importance. The local planning authorities covering the Valley have designated 31 other areas as ‘Wildlife Sites’.
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